Buoyed by LAUSD strike, Chicago teachers union delivers list of demands to the city
As Los Angeles teachers prepared to begin the second day of a strike, Chicago’s teachers union took action of its own: delivering a 75-item list of contract demands to the city.
The delivery, to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and school district leaders, followed a rally outside Emanuel’s office early Tuesday. The current contract expires at the end of June, after Emanuel’s successor takes office; among his or her first responsibilities will be negotiating a new contract with the Chicago Teachers Union.
The union wants to see the next contract address a wide range of issues, such as overcrowded classrooms and the loss of veteran black female teachers.